Course ObjectiveKnowledge of computational lexical resources, esp. for English and
Dutch; knowledge of the lexicographical content, the structure and the
potential uses. Ability to use the resources in practice and to make
critical comparisons. The student is able to evaluate and compare the
Course ContentThis course is a thorough introduction to the computational lexicon.
Students learn about the challenges and solutions of representing
lexical knowledge for computational applications. We discuss the most
widely used digital lexicons, their structure, their applications in
(computational) linguistics and in engineering, the relevant linguistic
key concepts. Of course we also have an open eye for the shortcomings of
Discussing computational lexicons provides a good occasion to discuss
some central linguistic notions like polysemy, semantic relations and
case grammar. Topics will be related to current research at the CLTL.
Teaching MethodsInteractive lectures, practica
Method of AssessmentWeekly assignments (50%) and a final paper on one of the topics. Both
results should be at least 5.5 . Detailed instructions and a list of
suggestions for topics will be discussed at the course and published on
the digital learning environment.
LiteratureWill be posted on the digital learning environment
Target AudienceResearch Master Humanities (Linguistics).
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||dr. H.D. van der Vliet|
|Examiner||dr. H.D. van der Vliet|
dr. H.D. van der Vliet
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